Andreas Whittam Smith

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Full name: Andreas Whittam Smith

Area of interest: Politics; Current affairs: covering Society, Economics, Media, International affairs

Journals/Organisation: The Independent

Email: a.whittamsmith@independent.co.uk

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Website: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/andreas-whittam-smith

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Education: Birkenhead School; Keble College, Oxford

Career: Financial journalist until 1985 (including editor of the Stock Exchange Gazette, Investors Chronicle (1970/1977, city editor of The Guardian, city editor of The Daily Telegraph); In 1985, led the team that founded The Independent, editor of The Independent, 1986/1994; President, British Board of Film Classification, 1998/2002; Chairman of the Financial Ombudsmen Service, 1999/2003; The Children's Trust: Booard member, 1998 and then chairman 2006-; Commissioner of First Church Estates (responsible for the CoE's investments), 2002-

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Other activities: Church of England's First Church Estates Commissioner; Chairman of the Children's Mutual (savings trust for children)

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Awards/Honours: Made a CBE in the New Year's honours list, 2002

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Speaking/Appearances: Ebor Lectures: Business as Usual? The Global Economy Crisis and the Future of Capitalism, York Minster, 14th October 2009

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Remit/Info: Politics, Current affairs, Media, Society, Economics, International affairs

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Role: Commentator

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Email: a.whittamsmith@independent.co.uk

Website: Independent.co / Andreas Whittam Smith

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Day published: Friday (formerly Monday)

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